An Air Force pilot whom I once heard speak observed, "If you're not having fun, you're probably doing it wrong."
Many have a "thing" about being right or wrong. Especially when it comes to practice
Within the scope of practice laws in your jurisdiction there isn't a right or a wrong way to practice.
A more helpful distinction is whether the way you're practicing is producing the outcomes you want. Not just clinically, but socially, emotionally, financially and spiritually.
Here are some danger signals that indicate change is warranted. You...
- Feel a twinge of anger when patients don't follow through
- Give and give and give but aren't getting
- Find yourself constantly selling, persuading or convincing
- Wonder if you've chosen the right career
- Consider what you could do instead of chiropractic
You may have been seduced into practicing the way someone else practices. But there are many different drummers. Find yours.
Bill Esteb has been a chiropractic patient and advocate since 1981. He is the creative director of Patient Media and the co-founder of Perfect Patients. He’s been a regular speaker at Parker Seminars and other chiropractic gatherings since 1985. He is the author of 12 books that explore the doctor/patient relationship from a patient’s point of view. His chiropractic blog, in-office consultations, patient focus groups and consulting calls have helped hundreds of chiropractors around the world. His Monday Morning Motivation is emailed to over 10,000 subscribers each week.